Earnings in the Republic of Ireland 2019 - Growth benefits those at the top of the distribution

The first NERI Report Infocus by Ciarán Nugent, NERI economist provides data from the Earnings, Hours and Employments Costs Survey in the year up to the final quarter of 2019.


The analysis uses the most up-to-date data the Earnings, Hours and Employment Costs Survey (EHECS) and Earnings using Administrative Data Survey (EADS) provided by the Central Statistics Office. EHECS data is available up to the final quarter of 2019, while EADS provides breakdowns by different groups up to 2018. Unfortunately, EHECS data is only available from 2008 on and EADS from 2011 on. As such, it is difficult to fully grasp the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on Irish wages.

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